Getting to Work

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 18 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

While I can’t (and by “can’t”, I mean that I won’t…not that someone told me not to) tell you what I do, I think it would be fun and even beneficial to share some appropriate office antics.

As I said before, I was all done with orientation and union stuff just after 12. I headed down to the Kent Space Center and promptly began looking for my building (I’ll call it building 18, even though that’s not it. All building at KSC are prefixed with 18). I can’t find the entrance that I wanted to get in, but I found the one next to it. So I go in and drive around and finally find building 18.

I park and walk up to the glass doors and I’m looking for a place to wand my card over so I can get in. I don’t find one, so I just start pulling on the doors (from right to left). The third door is open, so I walk in and the fire officer (think building security, but for fires instead) is there. I explain to him that I’m an intern, I’m just starting today, and I really have no idea where I am. Could he help me?

We start walking through doors, walking down hallways, looking at signs. Holy crap is this confusing. We walk in circles within building 18, trying to find my office. We eventually find it and I meet D, who I’m checking in with today because M is out of vacation. The first thing D shows me is where I am, where the entrances/exits are, and how to get from point A to point B. We spend some time walking around and D shows me where the office supplies are introduces me to some other people, both in my group and in my division.

We get to my desk. It’s a Dell, with not one but two screens. Widescreens at that: 1280×1024. Awesome.

My first order of business: Install Firefox (if I can). I search the Boeing Intranet for Firefox. Looks like everything should be kosher. Awesome.

[tags]boeing, firefox, kent space center, intern[/tags]